Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement

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Notice

Effective November 2, 2021, the Prince George’s County Council approved legislation permitting DPIE to implement fee changes. The legislation, CR-082-2021, increased DPIE fees by 10 percent. Under the new fee structure, a fee that was previously $50 increased to $55. Additional information about the new fees and an updated DPIE fee schedule will be posted soon. See the legislation at https://bit.ly/3AbOFUr.

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Notice: New Site/Road Plan Review Fees

Effective January 18, 2022, DPIE will implement permit fee changes per CB-38-2021, which enacts two fees related to site/road plan approvals. Read more here.

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DPIE Modifies Inspection Procedures Due to COVID-19 Surge

DPIE has modified some of its inspection processes to enhance the safety of both residents and staff in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the region and State. Read more here.

The DPIE Building Is Open for Appointments

Please contact the appropriate division for assistance or an appointment. 

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Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Open by Appointment

The M-NCPPC Planning Information Services Office is open to the public by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Read more here.

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Keep Your Home Safe and Compliant During Winter

Review these helpful reminders for a home that is safe through the cold winter months. Access this helpful Home Maintenance - Winter Checklist here.

Welcome to the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE)!

DPIE is the result of an initiative to streamline county government operations in the areas of permitting, business licensing, inspections and property code enforcement.

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¡Bienvenido al sitio web de DPIE!

Puede acceder a la información en español yendo al botón de Google Translate en la parte inferior derecha de esta página y seleccionando Español. Para ver información especial para residentes y grupos comunitarios, haga clic en Recursos en el lado izquierdo de esta página, luego haga clic en Publicaciones. Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a dpiepio@co.pg.md.us.

We Are Open!

The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) opened the doors of our Largo Headquarters at 9400 Peppercorn Place to the public for limited walk-through permit services and assistance. Our reopening is highlighted by the opening of our Permit Center and the launch of the new Virtual Permit Café (VPC), which allows customers to submit their application and documents, interact with a plan reviewer (when necessary) and pay for their permit online. The initial launch is for eligible homeowner permits only with future launches to include all walk-through eligible permits. More information about utilizing the Virtual Permit Café can be found on our website and in the additional details listed below. DPIE is committed to the safety and security of our visitors and staff. We ask that you follow the guidelines posted and communicated by our staff. We are excited to have you back and look forward, as always, to providing you outstanding customer service.

Sincerely,
Melinda Bolling
Director

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Divisional Information

WALK-THROUGH PERMITS BY APPOINTMENT (Homeowners Only)
Time:  Wednesday and Thursday, only, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m., by appointment. Walk-ins will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Location:  New Virtual Permit Café in the Permit Center
Services offered: Application submission and plan review for walk-through permits (homeowner only), assistance with permit and license-related questions
Service requirements:  Review the lists of eligible homeowner permits and appointment scheduling information.
For information, call 301-636-2050.

PERMITTING AND LICENSING
Time:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., by appointment.
Location: DPIE lobby (check-in)
Services offered: Application submission, assistance with permit and license-related questions.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301-636-2050.

SITE/ROAD PLAN REVIEW
Time:  
MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m., by appointment.
Services offered: Assistance with site/road questions
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301–636–2060.

BUILDING PLAN REVIEW
Time:  
MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m., by appointment.
Services offered:
Assistance with building plan review questions
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301–636–2070.

INSPECTIONS
Time:  
MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m., by appointment.
Services offered: 
Assistance with inspections related questions
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301–636–2080.

CODE ENFORCEMENT
Time:  MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m., by appointment.
Services offered: Assistance with code enforcement questions
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301–883–6168.
 
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
Time:  MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m., by appointment.
Services offered: Assistance with Administrative Hearing Unit-related questions
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301–636–2023.

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR  
Time:  MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.3:00 p.m., by appointment.
Services offered: Assistance with DPIE related-questions.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 301–636–2020.

Divisional Phone Numbers

  • DPIE Main Number:  301–636–2000
  • Permitting and Licensing Division:  301–636–2050
  • Site/Road Plan Review Division:  301–636–2060
  • Building Plan Review Division:  301–636–2070
  • Inspections Division:  301–636–2080
    Automated Inspection Request/Information System (AIRIS):  301–755–9000
  • Enforcement Division:  301–883–6168
  • Administrative Hearing Unit:  301–636–2023
  • Director’s Office:  301–636–2020
  • Public Information Office:  301–636–2053


Guidelines for Visiting DPIE

DPIE is employing approved safety protocols for staff and visitors to the building.

1.  You must wear an appropriate mask over your nose and mouth at all times. Bandanas and gaiters are not allowed.

2.  Once you are admitted to the building, you must sign in at the lobby security desk and show a government-issued ID to confirm your appointment.

3.  If you are ill, you will not be admitted to the building. A standing temperature machine is available in the lobby. If your temperature exceeds 100.4 degrees, please leave and reschedule your appointment for when you are well.  

4.  If you are well, have no temperature and are exhibiting no symptoms, you should arrive at the DPIE front entrance parking lot (flag entrance) 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. You may be asked to wait in your car or outside until you are called to enter the building. A limited number of customers will be allowed in the reception/lobby areas. 

6.  You will be escorted to your meeting location. 

7.  VISITORS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO MOVE ABOUT THE BUILDING UNESCORTED.

8.  After your appointment, you must depart the building promptly.

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NOTICE:  New Site/Road Plan Review Fees

Effective January 18, 2022, DPIE will implement permit fee changes per CB-38-2021, which enacts two fees related to site/road plan approvals.

  1. A fee will be required on a plan application that cannot be approved within four review cycles.
  2. Another fee will be applied on deficient plans that omit road frontage improvements.

See the legislation at https://bit.ly/3HVwAfP. For more information, email mcgiles@co.pg.md.us.

Inspector Swann conducts virtual inspection, working over the hood of his car

DPIE Modifies Inspection Procedures Due to COVID-19 Surge

 DPIE has modified some of its inspection processes to enhance the safety of both residents and staff in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the region and State. The changes include the expanded utilization of virtual inspections for indoor inspections and limiting in-person meetings. Administrators are also closely monitoring staff affected by COVID-19 to ensure coverage of necessary inspections and other functions.

“We are making these changes in an effort to reduce the chance of infection for both the public and DPIE staff,” said DPIE Director Melinda Bolling. Read more here. . .

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Winter 2021/2022 Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal Inspection Program 

DPIE wants to remind residents and businesses that owners, tenants and managers of residential and commercial properties with paved sidewalks adjacent to their properties are responsible for ensuring that sidewalk areas are cleared of snow and ice. Failing to clear snow and ice may result in the levying of fines. Read more here.

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NOTE:  DPIE DOES NOT REMOVE SNOW AND ICE FROM SIDEWALKS of Residential or Commercial Properties.

Residents and business owners, managers or tenants who need to have snow and ice removed from their sidewalks and driveways must contact private snow removal companies for assistance.

Click here to view a copy of the Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal Inspection Program flyer; click here for more information about the Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal Inspection Program.

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Winter 2021 Virtual Community Partners' Meeting

See the latest information about DPIE, DPW&T and DoE services, programs and initiatives in the combined presentation Welcome to the Winter 2021 Community Partners' Meeting Presentation.

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New Process for Prince George’s County Health Permits & Licenses

Online Health applications for Food and Pool permits and licenses are now processed using Momentum.

All Prince George's County Environmental and Food Health Permits and Licenses are processed in Momentum. The new system allows customers to submit applications, upload documentation and make payments online. (Although the previous online system has been disabled, your licenses will be available and visible on the Momentum platform.) Paper applications are no longer accepted for Health permits and licenses. When the applications have been reviewed and approved, customers will be able to print their licenses at work or at home.

  • For more information about Momentum, registration, step-by-step instructions, and "how to" videos, click Momentum Information.
  • To go straight to the application, click Momentum Portal.

The following Health permit and license applications must be submitted in the new Momentum system.

  • Food service facility permits/farmers market/mobile unit/temporary food service/vending machine
  • Food service manager certification & training 
  • Percolation testing (innovative and alternative)
  • Percolation testing contractor
  • Public swimming pool/spa licenses
  • Pool operator licenses
  • Scavenger company and vehicle licenses
  • Agricultural well certifications
  • Open land burning permits
  • Sewage contractor 
  • Bay Restoration Funds applications
  • Plat Review

If you have any questions, you may email environmentalhealth@co.pg.md.us or call 301-883-7605.

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Welcome to the DPIE Virtual Permit Cafe, for Homeowner Walk-Through Permits 2B

New Virtual Permit Café (VPC)

DPIE has launched the VIRTUAL PERMIT CAFÉ (VPC) for homeowner walk-through permits only, following COVID-19 safety protocols. The Virtual Permit Café is an online system that allows customers to have plans reviewed virtually, instead of in person. A list of the eligible permit types can be found HERE.

VPC is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays only, from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., for scheduled in-person homeowner walk-through appointments. These appointments can also be performed from the applicant’s home, office or a remote location.

Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays the Permit Center will be open from 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. for limited virtual services.

For more information on DPIE's Homeowner Walk-Through Permit Process, visit our Virtual Permit Café (VPC) page.

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DPIE’s Drainage Defects Complaint Program

DPIE’s Drainage Defects Complaint Program is for new homes, pursuant to Section § 1-1313 of the Maryland Annotated Code:

To evaluate complaints of drainage defects, please click here to complete the Drainage Complaint Form and email to dpiedrainage@co.pg.md.us.

For questions, call 301-636-2060.

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NOTICES

Building Code Changes 2-15-21
DPIE Fee Changes Feb 15 2021
Inspections Division Procedures Update

IMPORTANT: Inspections Procedure Changes Read more here. . .

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ePlan Customer Trainings Offered via Zoom

Thursday, January 20, 2022
 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

DPIE is offering monthly VIRTUAL training sessions on how to upload applications and plans for review in our ePlan system. Training sessions are FREE and are held the third Thursday of every month. (Please do not come to DPIE offices as they are closed to the public at this time.) The Zoom link will be provided to registered customers 48 hours prior to the training.

All those who wish to attend the January virtual class need to reply no later than January 13th by clicking the activities link. You may also send an e-mail to one of the following contacts or call the phone number:

Robin — ramclean@co.pg.md.us

Danielle — dmrobinson1@co.pg.md.us

Megan — msteward@co.pg.md.us

(301) 636–2050

To cancel or reschedule, please notify one of the above persons via e-mail or call the phone number.

Please Note:  If there are less than 4 people signed up for a training, the class will be canceled; the persons signed up to attend will be notified and moved to the following month’s class.

All customers scheduled to attend an ePlan Customer Training session must print out a copy of the "ePlan Applicant User Guide" for the class.

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Information Translated to Other Languages

In an effort to share both departmental and County information with our communities, we are publishing pages in other languages.  Select the Resources tab at the bottom of the left column.  Be sure and check back on a regular basis as we continue to convert and add additional DPIE documents, as well as County notices and COVID-19 updates.

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Change in Processes Due to the Coronavirus

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Changes to DPIE Drop Box

Effective immediately, new Permitting and Plan Review drop box procedures are to be followed. Read more here.

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DPIE Now Offers Virtual Inspections of Limited Projects

DPIE is offering limited virtual inspections as an alternative to on-site inspections. Virtual inspections allow County inspectors to perform on-demand inspections from remote locations, utilizing technology instead of direct interaction with the public. Read more here.

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Farmers’ Market Procedures During COVID-19 Emergency

Modifications have been made to the Farmers’ Market Temporary Use Code Operations.  For more information, view the Health Licensing’s Food Service Facility (FSF) Permits page and read the "COVID-19 Farmers’ Market Operations" list of vendor requirements.

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Changes to DPIE Inspections Division Inspection Processes

The DPIE Inspections Division has suspended inspections of occupied existing residential/commercial interior renovations, alterations, and any additions associated with the projects. Read more here.

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Boards & Commissions Electrical Board

The Electrical Board will not be accepting applications for electrical examinations or requests for retakes until further notice.  Please check back for updates.

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Tell Us How We’re Doing!

Please let us know how we are doing by completing the short, confidential DPIE Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey will help us improve our customer service and service delivery.

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Coronavirus Information

To stay up-to-date with the latest information, view Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks’s newsletters.

For more information and printable factsheets in English and Spanish, visit the Health Services page.

DPIE buildings remain CLOSED to the public until further notice.  At this time, hours of operation are for virtual services only.

Permitting and Licensing & Building Plan Review Divisions Application VIRTUAL Intake Hours Only

Service
Day Hours
Operational Intake
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Operational Intake
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential Walk-thru
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Commercial Walk-thru Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential/Commercial Walk-thru
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Divisional Office Hours

Division Day Hours
Site/Road Plan Review
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Inspections
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enforcement
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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